Work on Android 12 for Samsung Galaxy smartphones is moving at a shockingly quick pace, with the company this week releasing a third beta update with bug fixes and more. Now, it seems Samsung is preparing to add its foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3, to the Android 12 beta program.
Spotted by the folks over at SammyFans, Samsung has announced a One UI 4 beta program for both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 that would deliver Android 12 to both phones, but there’s no specific date at the moment. The program is simply marked as “Coming Soon” on both teasers, and Samsung’s forum post adds no additional detail, only saying (translated):
Hello, this is Beta Operations Manager.
The One UI beta program for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 will start soon, so please be patient.
This announcement for the One UI 4.0 beta on these devices, though, is notable because it falls in line with the Note series in years past. Previously, Samsung would launch the beta for its Galaxy S flagships first with the Note series to follow. Now, it seems the foldables have taken that slot.
For now, it looks like this program applies only to Korea, but it’s very possible the program could launch in the US as well.
More on Samsung Android 12:
- Samsung’s latest One UI 4 beta brings Android 12’s stable AOSP code, new Weather app, more
- Samsung expects Android 12 release before the year’s end
- Samsung adopts Android 12’s wallpaper-based color themes in second beta [Gallery]
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